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Shackle Wood - SOLD, Kent - 8 ¼ acres, £75,000

Shackle Wood - SOLD

Shackle Wood is a delightfully varied wood tucked away in the Kent countryside, within a large woodland area known as ‘The Forest’.

On entering the wood you will soon come to a mature Portuguese laurel tree. Walk a little further along a winding foot track and reach a chestnut seat under a fine oak. Here is a good spot to stop and enjoy the surrounding woodland. Beyond this there is hazel coppice, with its straight growing and strong, yet flexible, nature. Established trees here, for example ash, birch , hornbeam and oak, could all be managed for firewood supplies. Wildflowers, such as bluebells and speedwell, are here in the wood, mostly concentrated in the north-west section. Throughout the wood are several old banks and ditches, probably established very many years ago for marking out old boundary lines and drainage of the wood.

To discover more of the local countryside, take the public footpath that runs nearby, leading to the Dering Arms and Pluckley station. This is reputed to be the oldest railway station in the world, and being within easy walking distance it makes Shackle Wood the perfect woodland to access by train. Further north is the attractive village of Pluckley, which was listed to in the Domesday Book as 'Plukele', and is said to be the most haunted village in England! The owner of Shackle Wood will have vehicle rights of way to the wood, along the tracks marked in green on the map.

The purchasers of the woodland will be asked to enter into a covenant to ensure the quiet and peaceful enjoyment of adjoining woodlands and meadows.

  • Price: £75,000 Freehold
  • Location: Pluckley, Kent
  • Size: 8 ¼ acres for sale


The boundaries of Shackle Wood are indicated with Blue paint.

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OS Landranger: OS No 189
Grid ref: TQ 931 430
Nearest post code: TN27 0RU



• From the A 20 at Charing take the road that passes through Pluckley village.

• In the village of Pluckley, turn left by The Black Horse pub, and then go onto Pluckley station.

• Go past the station turning, and travelling south, just beyond the bridge over the railway, on the left, there is a cottage (Forest Gate Lodge).

• The entrance to the wood is immediately past Forest Gate Lodge on the left.

• Park near the gate but please do not block the gateway

• Go through the side gate and walk down the main track (known as ‘The Drive’) for about 1000 metres.

• At the junction where the main track changes direction the north-east take a left turn up the grassy track, and after 180 meters, you will reach Shackle Wood on your left, immediately after the wooden ridestop.


The boundaries of Shackle Wood are indicated with Blue paint.

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